Australian Museum Journal A new triggerfish of the genus Abalistes (Tetraodontiformes: Balistidae) from the western Pacific

Shortform:
Matsuura and Menke, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus. 56(2): 189–194
Author(s):
Matsuura, Keiichi; Menke, Sean B.
Year published:
2004
Title:
A new triggerfish of the genus Abalistes (Tetraodontiformes: Balistidae) from the western Pacific
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
56
Issue:
2
Start page:
189
End page:
194
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.56.2004.1431
Language:
English
Date published:
07 July 2004
Cover date:
07 July 2004
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
FISHES
Digitized:
07 July 2004
Available online:
07 July 2004
Reference number:
1431
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (13kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (136kb PDF)

Abstract

A new species of triggerfish, Abalistes filamentosus is described on the basis of 17 specimens collected at depths from 61 to 180 m in Japan, the Northwest Shelf of Australia, and the Timor Sea. It differs from the congener, A. stellatus (Anonymous, 1798), by having filamentous upper and lower caudal-fin rays, 3–4 longitudinal grooves on the cheek, and by lacking yellow/pale blue spots and yellow reticulations on the body. The new species is not sexually dimorphic. The authorship of Abalistes stellatusis clarified.

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